Wal-Mart, number one on the Fortune 500 list, has revenues that are on par with the GDP of Norway, the twenty-fifth largest economy in the world. Furthermore, Wal-Mart’s employees outnumber the populations of almost a hundred countries. The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, controls assets greater than the national reserves of any nation on the planet. A private philanthropy, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, spends as much worldwide on health care as the World Health Organization. David Rothkopf argues that this rise of private power may be the most important and least understood trend of our time. Join us for a look at the power struggle that is reordering the global economy.